On the Bicycle Trail to More Land-Use Regulations

Last week, City Council approved the Houston Bike Plan. The plan is allegedly intended to expand the city’s bike trails from about 500 miles to 1,800 miles. But as I noted in my last post, the plan isn’t really about bike trails. It’s about the city assuming more control over land use in Houston.

The […]

Houston Tomorrow’s Vision

On its website, Houston Tomorrow (HT) states that its vision is for Houston to “be home to the healthiest, happiest, most prosperous people in the United States” on the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding in 2036. To achieve this, the organization lists six needs:

We need to create safe, walkable neighborhoods. We need to […]

The Coalition Against Freedom

For decades, Houston has seen a steady parade of politicians and activists advocating rights-violating policies. From the sign and smoking ordinances of the 1980s to the preservation ordinance of the 1990s, from the subsequent amendments to these ordinances in the 2000s and 2010s to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) of 2014, Houston has seen […]

David Crossley is Smarter Than You

This post was originally written in 2010. The points made remain true today. Houston Tomorrow remains active in promoting the same ideas as it did in 2010.

David Crossley, president of Houston Tomorrow (HT), demonstrates what happens when one drops context in an attempt to promote a political agenda:

Standard of living is basically […]

Quality of Life

We hear lots of talk from politicians and various organizations about improving the quality of life in Houston. But the quality of life advocates never define what they mean by the term. They assume that we all know, and agree to, its meaning.

More than 2.2 million people live in Houston. Some prefer the ballet […]